Nichole Bowden is a writer whose interests include yoga, photography, theatre, cooking, and running through the Sierra Nevada foothills with her dog Chili. When she was nine, her grandparents took her on a cross-country road trip that sparked a life-long obsession with traveling. She fulfills her passion for travel and adventure through home exchanging locally and around the world.

 

She was born and raised in Auburn, California, the heart of the gold country. Her mother cultivated her love of stories by reading to her and her five siblings every night before bed. She started writing at the age of nine. She is a member of Sierra Writers where her work is critiqued and her passion is encouraged.

 

Nichole has attended private schools, public schools, and been home schooled. She earned her Bachelor’s in Social Work from Azusa Pacific University in Azusa, California and her Master’s in Social Work from the University of New England in Biddeford, Maine. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

 

Before dedicated her time to writing, Nichole worked as a social worker and therapist for over ten years specializing in foster care and adoption. She has also worked as an entrepreneur and businesswoman along side her husband at Help at Home Senior Care, their family owned business.

 

She and her husband have two sons and have been foster parents to another son and a daughter. She and her family live in Nevada City, California.